Cartouche and Parrots, painted canvas with “Salvadora” frame

A double cartouche embellished with scrolls, with drapery resembling a theater curtain, shows the meeting of two parrots, like a window on an ideal world. Painted on canvas in lean tempera and mixed media, this picture is a unique and original creation of considerable size, crafted with distressed and aged materials.

Cm: 131 x 182
Inches: 51.6 x 71.6

Mixed media: Autentiqua’s paintings on natural canvas are made with ancient techniques combining “lean tempera” with plaster, clay, pigments, vegetable glues, and other ingredients, including some secrets of the trade handed down by skilled Master Craftsmen.

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Parrots have a wide-ranging symbolism: they are both a good omen, and a celebration of Nature.

Its subject makes this painting suitable to hang in a space interconnected with the outdoors, such as a porch or a conservatory, as well as in cottages, chalets, villas, farmhouses and country homes in general.



The composition shows elements inspired by the frescoes found in important historical palaces of Central Italy, particularly in Tuscany.



The stretcher frame is made of antique wood.

The beveled picture frame is hand carved and handcrafted in the Salvator Rosa (also known as “Salvadora”) style, and finished with distressed paint.

This painting is ready to hang on the wall, since it comes equipped with a very sturdy iron hook on the back of the frame.

We can also create custom-made paintings on natural canvas to suit your needs, with tailored colors and features.


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